Summer Kickoff

Youth on rotating carnival ride.

Join us for a FREE carnival event at Upjohn Park to kick off summer!

We will have all sorts of fun and games like carnival rides, kickball, slip n slide, vendors, and food available to purchase.

Carnival attractions include a dunk tank, 3-Lane Inflatable Basketball Bungee, Zip Line, Dixie Twister, and Rock Wall.

Hosted by Kzoo Parks (Kalamazoo Parks & Recreation) and the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety in partnership with Kalamazoo Public Schools.

Teresa’s Kitchen, Scott’s Pig Roast, and On the Roll will have food available for purchase. Pepsi, water, and apple juice will be provided while supplies last.

Several vendors will also be setup in the park including the Vibin Selfie Room with $5 selfie experience, Kalamazoo Rocket Fizz, Open Roads, Great Lake Center for Autism Treatment and Research, and Specialty Cheesecake.

If the event is rained out it will be postponed to Friday, June 17.

This is a free event, and all community members are welcome. Please be sure to follow local health official guidelines to help keep everyone safe.  


  • Friday, June 10, 2022 | 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM


Upjohn Park, 1000 Walter Street, Kalamazoo, View Map

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